Pause works with those who have experienced, or are at risk of, repeat removals of children from their care. We aim to break this cycle and give women the opportunity to develop new skills and responses that can help them create a more positive future.
We create a space for change, allowing women to focus on themselves, sometimes for the first time in their lives. Every person we work with is treated as an individual: we do not define them by their difficulties. Instead, our relationship-based approach supports them in building their self-esteem and developing their aspirations.
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Pause packs a punch, says independent evaluation
An extremely effective programme that has a positive and significant impact and saves money: that’s the ringing endorsement of Pause by an evaluation commissioned by the Department for Education’s Innovation Fund. Pause was found to improve the lives of those it works with, increasing engagement with other services, including healthcare, and tackling issues of self-esteem and trauma, and most significantly reducing the number of children needing to go into care. Read more here
Pause Lunch & Learn
Lunch and Learn sessions provide professionals with an opportunity to hear more about the Pause Programme and what we have learnt so far through delivery and roll out. Find out more here
Symposium: Taking time, Creating space, Enabling Change
Catch up on what happened at the first-ever Pause symposium, Taking time, Creating space, Enabling change, which took place in London on 13 October.
BBC4 documentary: Child in Mind
This documentary follows three of the women working with Pause Hull, telling their stories through poetry specially written by award-winning poet Simon Armitage. It also features some of the Practitioners working in Hull, reflecting their relationships with the women.
The film, which was originally aired on BBC4 on 1 October 2017, is currently available via BBC iPlayer.